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, another amazing recognition, 40 years ago the clean water act was signed by president richard nixon who was viewed as a conservative. there seemed to be a consensus protecting the environment was important. what's happened to the consensus. why is even the notion of global warming under attack by the republican party and those on the right? >> i think it is not politically expedient. i think you know, people on that side of the aisle probably have a lot to gain from the status quo. and changing things the way we need to isn't necessarily convenient. but the truth is you know, i don't understand it. i don't understand it. science has been rejected on so many counts and things like the clean water act which make sense. before the clean water act was passed, the quality of water was governed by each state individually. and it wasn't working. rivers were catching on fire. the clean water act was passed. there were federal regulations governing the quality of our water. and things got a lot better and now we want to
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